May 30, 2023

Two Former College Basketball Standouts Succumb To Coronavirus

Former Texas A&M standout David Edwards and former St. John’s player Lee Green died Monday following battles with the novel coronavirus, according to reports.

Edwards’ death was confirmed to the Dallas Morning News by a Texas A&M spokesperson. His former teammate, Charles Henderson, indicated on Facebookthat Edwards had died from COVID-19, writing “This coronavirus has hit me in the heart. We need to find a vaccine.”

Green’s death from coronavirus was reported to the New York Post via former St. John’s teammate Lamont Middleton and confirmed by the program’s director of sports medicine.

“It’s just a terrible thing that happened to him,” Brian Mahoney, his coach at St. John’s, told the Post.

Edwards started his college career at Georgetown in 1989, but transferred to Texas A&M after one season. He returned to the floor for the Aggies in 1991, averaging 13.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 7.1 assists over three seasons.

Green played for St. John’s from 1991-1994, appearing in 72 games.


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